Henrietta Voters Say Yes to Station Five Renovations – Time Warner Cable News, January 27, 2016

Henrietta Voters Say Yes to Station Five Renovations

By TWC News Staff

HENRIETTA, N.Y. — The Henrietta Fire Department has the go-ahead from town residents on a $4.6 million renovation plan for its Pinnacle Road station, known as Station Five.

The proposition passed Tuesday by a vote of 729 to 274.

The fire chief said not only does the station have structural issues from settling, it doesn’t have enough space for modern fire department trucks and living space for full-time firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The building isn’t handicapped accessible, doesn’t have facilities for female firefighters, and the walls contain asbestos which would make paying for remodeling or an expansion nearly impossible.

The proposition will cost taxpayers an additional nine cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.

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